• 1175 Citations
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20102020

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Personal profile

Curriculum

I am an Associate Professor at Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki Finland. I have been researching the changing landscape towards openness in scholarly publishing by studying combinations of bibliometrics, web metrics, business models, science policy, and author behavior for over 10 years. I defended my PhD thesis on the subject of Open Access journal publishing in 2014.

In addition to teaching, supervision, and research I see societal impact as very important part of my work, thus I frequently give public talks and am involved in various national and international groups. I recently served as a member of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 expert group on Future of Scholarly Publishing and scholarly Communication which published its final report in February 2019. In recent years I have also been involved in preparing reports for the Harvard Library Office of Scholarly Communication, The Ministry of Education and Culture in Finland, and the Association of Scholarly Publishers in Finland.

Regarding my current societal engagements I am a member of the strategy group coordinating open science development in Finland. Related to this work I am also chairing a working group looking into financial aspects of international journal publishing in the context of Finland. Further I am a member of the strategy group for negotiations with journal publishers on behalf of the Finnish university library consortium (FinElib). I am a member of the advisory board for intellectual property , appointed by the Ministry of Education and Culture. I am a panel member of the Finnish Publication Forum , which is a rating and classification system supporting the assessment of research outputs on a large scale. I am also deputy member of the steering group of the National Library of Finland.

At Hanken School of Economics I am currently member of the board for Research and University Services, the Department Council, the Research Ethics Committee, and the Examination Board (deputy).

I am the editor-in-chief of the journal Informaatiotutkimus, and a member of the editorial boards of the journal Publications and Helsinki University Press. I am on the advisory board of the blog Elephant in the Lab.

Research and teaching information

Mikael has been teaching on the following courses at Hanken:

 

  • 2558 Project Management (8 ECTS) 
            Main teacher 2012-2019
 
  • 2572 Management Information Systems (8 ECTS)
            Main teacher 2014 & 2016
 
  • 1136-1 Informatics (3 ECTS)
            Main teacher 2013, 2015-2019
 
  • 2546 Computer Programming (6 ECTS)
   Main teacher 2017-2019
 
 
 

Education information

Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Business Economics, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, 2014

Keywords

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 512 Business and Management
  • 518 Media and communications
  • 222 Other engineering and technologies

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Research Output

Opening academic publishing - Development and application of systematic evaluation criteria

Björk, A., Paavola, J-M., Ropponen, T., Laakso, M. & Lahti, L., 2018, Open Science and Research Initiative. 41 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportProfessional

Open Access
File
  • Hybrid Open Access – a longitudinal study

    Laakso, M. & Björk, B-C., 09.2016, In : Journal of Informetrics. 10, 4, p. 919-932

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 29 Citations (Scopus)

    How Subscription-based Scholarly Journals Can Convert to Open Access: A Review of Approaches

    Laakso, M., Solomon, D. & Björk, B-C., 19.09.2016, In : Learned Publishing. 29, 4, p. 259–269 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
    File
  • 7 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
    File
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    49 Citations (Scopus)

    Datasets

    Reverse flip open access journals

    Matthias, L. (Creator), Jahn, N. (Creator), Laakso, M. (Creator), Zenodo, 30.01.2019

    Dataset

    Web tracking data for 500 websites popular among Finnish web users

    Bailey, J. (Creator), Laakso, M. (Creator), Nyman, L. (Creator), Zenodo, 15.11.2019

    Dataset

    Prizes

    Course of the Year

    Mikael Laakso (Recipient), 03.09.2018

    Prize: Prizes and awards

  • Activities

    European Commission (External organisation)

    Mikael Laakso (Expert member)
    10.201712.2018

    Activity: MembershipMembership in special-interest organisation

    Helsinki University Press (External organisation)

    Mikael Laakso (Board member)
    06.2018 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership in academic committee, council, board

    National Library of Finland (External organisation)

    Mikael Laakso (Board member)
    01.04.201831.03.2022

    Activity: MembershipMembership in public organization

    Julkaisufoorumi (External organisation)

    Mikael Laakso (Expert member)
    20182021

    Activity: MembershipMembership in special-interest organisation

    Press / Media